The main house of the building, sitting directly in the middle of the guest rooms, is a communal space where guests come to check in, eat and relax outside of their rooms. Just in through the front door, the space begins with this beautiful dining room. The forest-feel comes immediately through in this space with its color palette of warm browns and greens. The extendable table, which seats as many as 10 guests, is flanked by the hidden star of the show: an exquisite black armoire that accents the deep green of the wall, while the grain of the wood adds pattern and texture to the room.
With its large sitting areas, central kitchen, TV, game room and bar, the lodge is the gathering place for family and visitors. Built in a hub-and-spoke design with the main house as the hub, the 4,100-square-foot timber frame structure is made from large fir beams recycled from an elevator built in 1904. The beams have a 100-year-old patina that is striking. The exterior boasts cedar siding custom milled by Pioneer Log Homes and shaved on site.
Add a touch of playfulness and color to your kid-friendly soiree with candy accents added to your vessel. To do this, you’ll need two vessels with slightly different widths and the same shape. Place one vessel inside of the other, designating the innermost vessel for housing your floral or greenery. Next, fill the gap between the two vessels with small, colorful candy or candy ice cream toppings.
Apples are presidential fruits, having been raised by many former occupants of the White House. ‘Albermarle Pippin’ was a highly favored variety in the orchards of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This apple traces its history to 1700 and was the most prized American dessert apple of the early 18th Century.
A fun neon sign greets visitors to the Hotel Clermont's in-house restaurant Tiny Lou's, a French-themed bistro with a cocktail-forward program. The menu, as you would except from its French inspiration, is meat-centric, though there are vegetarian options too. Blue Ridge Trout Almondine and Duck Consomme are delicious but don't miss the Pommes Aligot. At $9 for a side, these are some pricey cheesy mashed potatoes, but probably worth the bank.
This beautiful Asian spa in spired master bathroom is the ultimate place to relax in this on-the-go city. Twenty six floors above the Las Vegas Strip, this bathroom feels like a quick trip to their orient. The double sink vanity is custom made from zebra wood, which gives the space a more authentic look. A large soaker tub is tucked away behind a small wall so that bathers can still enjoy the view from the sky, but are also given a bit of privacy. The accents in the space also help to give it that private, spa feel. The koi fish on the wall bring in the Asian inspiration, while the cherry ladder shelving houses spa essentials as well as antique Asian accessories.
Perfect for casual weekend living, this Hamptons beach-house dining/family room has a close connection to the kitchen, as well as to outdoor living areas. Glass doors on the ground level slide all the way into the walls, opening the family/dining room and living room to an expansive deck area. The rooms can be entirely open or protected from mosquitoes with a screen system, allowing for summer breezes, ample entertaining areas and restoring connections to nature. “A consistent — but not overwhelming — thread of blue follows throughout these ground level spaces: blue kitchen cabinets, blue custom rug and touches of blue walls,” note the architects.
To provide more space at the end of the bed, a clever alcove was carved out to house a dresser and flat-screen TV. "Originally we didn't have enough space for a television and piece of furniture," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "This was a way to make the television prettier and more discrete."
After Christmas, those once festively adorned spaces on tables and in bookshelves may feel empty. Warm up the winter months with hints of natural greenery, especially in shades and textures that differ from traditional holiday hues. “Greens are a soft accent for the house,” says Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina. Here, she used reindeer moss that is preserved to give it that chartreuse color, but you can also forage items, such as magnolia leaves, from your own yard.
Collect old-fashioned items from around the house and put them to use as a reminder of previous generations. Great Grandma's button collection can be repurposed as vase embellishments. To give a small glass vase a vintage feel, simply wrap jute twine around a glass and secure with tape. Using a hot-glue gun, fasten buttons to the outside of the twine.
As seen on Home Town, the Carson’s Laurel, MS house had a cramped kitchen and was lacking personality before renovations by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. After renovations, the home now features an updated larger French Country styled kitchen complete with new limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances, new wall and floor tile, distressed cabinet doors and a custom built white oak prep table built by host Ben Napier.
When considering a renovation, the homeowners had several items on their wish list. The back stairs needed to be restored; the eat-in area needed to be updated, and the homeowners wanted the individual spaces in their home to be defined, so designers made these dreams a reality. The stairs that had been closed off have been renovated and are now functional. The eat-in area has been modernized by pushing the walls back to create more space and by adding a red accent wall and modern furnishings. To create the delineation homeowners wanted between spaces, designers dropped the ceiling to create a clear pathway from the front of the house to the back, giving each space its own separate area while still keeping the home connected.
Architect Tara Donnelly of Wolcott Architecture created a series of colorful cat cubes with plenty of compartments and climbing space. Does her own fluffy little tabby (or any other cat) appreciate the colors? Donnelly said she’d researched the subject and found out that while not technically color blind, cats see certain colors and contrasts better than others, so she painted her house accordingly.
In the dining room this family shows that they are not afraid to experiment with color. A vintage dining table has been painted a bright magenta. Upholstered hairpin leg dining chairs add to the vibrant mix. Along the original wood railing is housed one of the home’s more intriguing moments - a series of George Washington paintings surveys the room. The collection, which began accidentally, according to David, is a “study in contrasts,” as many are prints or amateur interpretations based on the original work by Gilbert Stuart.
Both husband and wife have their own private spaces in the home and this is the entry to the “man-cave.” That’s right, before you get into the actual cave, you can visit the bar! The finishes are a little swank for the typical man-cave, but our client entertains business partners, colleagues and friends alike here. The walls are dressed in a commercial grade flocked, striped wallcovering to capitalize on the bar’s height and detract from its lack of width. I viewed this room as akin to designing a powder room: a small space that needed to make a big impression. The custom cabinets are Macassar ebony and the rug is from my own licensed collection. I even managed to get another convex mirror in the house.
After the renovation, the master bedroom in the Gubelmann's new home feels modern and functional, blending Alex's modern sensibilities with Fiona's more vintage taste to create the hip hotel retreat feel that the homeowners wanted. Double doors provide a dramatic entrance, while wainscoting and yellow walls warm up the space. The crown molding frames the ceiling and its spectacular chandelier, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation.
Coffee lovers will especially love the look and feel of repurposed burlap coffee bean sack stockings. To find them locally, simply ask your neighborhood coffee house for any discarded sacks they may have in the back. Many times, the staff will be more than happy to give them away for free. Coffee bean sacks can also be found online for approximately $5 per sack.
Kitchens are everyone’s favorite gathering spot, and this house is no different. It’s full of personality and retro chic to boot. Mint green is rapidly becoming my personal fave for kitchen applications and I really love using artwork in kitchens too. Not only do the Stansells have two Jeff Guy portraits displayed on the windowsill, they’ve layered them with pieces that their children have created. Micah and Whitney are really conscious of continuity in their home’s design: the color teal is represented again on the kitchen island and the breadbox. Besides the nostalgic range and mixer, the counters are 4x4 tiles as opposed to one solid surface and were recently restored by Micah himself.